Post Tagged with: "net metering"

Ipsun Solar hires government adviser to boost advocacy efforts in Virginia

Ipsun Solar hires government adviser to boost advocacy efforts in Virginia

January 13, 2020 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

Ipsun Solar, a premier solar installer in Northern Virginia, has brought on Alan S. Larsen as senior adviser for governmental and legal affairs. Among his initial endeavors, Larsen will coordinate the company’s effort to advocate for improved solar policy in Virginia. “So much of the progress on energy production andRead More

The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

December 31, 2019 at 8:06 am 0 comments

Looking back at 2019, if I had to pick a pun moniker for the solar industry (and I do), it wasn’t so much a ‘solar-coaster’ as it was a ‘solar derby.’ Established companies, technologies and ideas were all bashing into each other, forming alliances and finding other competitive edges toRead More

South Carolina set to lose a bunch of solar jobs, progress after setting insanely low solar rates

South Carolina set to lose a bunch of solar jobs, progress after setting insanely low solar rates

November 21, 2019 at 9:51 am 1 comment

The solar industry made South Carolina a priority this year. The state had outdated regulations that were holding back renewable energy demand. In May, state lawmakers passed a bipartisan bill that solved all of these issues. It lifted net metering caps, allowed for solar leases and much more. As partRead More

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Louisiana PSC votes to allow utilites to lower net metering payback rates

October 14, 2019 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

The Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) voted last month to lower the net metering rates energy companies must pay solar customers. The crusade to lower the value of home solar was led by Entergy, which will be decreasing its per kilowatt payback from 10 cents to 3.5 cents. This articleRead More

How have utilities changed the value of solar? Aurora Solar runs 45 million scenarios to find out

How have utilities changed the value of solar? Aurora Solar runs 45 million scenarios to find out

June 17, 2019 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Net energy metering (NEM) policies have played a crucial role in making residential solar installations a good investment for homeowners in the United States. However, as installed solar capacity has increased, many utility companies have introduced changes to their NEM programs that reduce the value of distributed solar. Aurora usedRead More

New York extends net metering to solar projects under 750-kW, among other changes to VDER tariff

New York extends net metering to solar projects under 750-kW, among other changes to VDER tariff

April 22, 2019 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

The State of New York’s Public Service Commission (PSC) issued its long-awaited order updating the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) tariff, which compensates distributed energy resources, like solar, for the collective environmental and societal benefits they provide to the state’s electrical grid. “New York has set an ambitious goalRead More

Idaho Power Co. files to suspend commercial net metering solar program

Idaho Power Co. files to suspend commercial net metering solar program

April 15, 2019 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Advocates are raising concerns about a proposal from Idaho Power Company that would increase utility bills and uncertainty for many businesses and farmers that want to use solar energy to meet their own electricity needs. The utility’s application to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, which was filed Friday, seeks toRead More

Regulatory roundup: Maine and Maryland both pass pro-solar legislation

Regulatory roundup: Maine and Maryland both pass pro-solar legislation

March 25, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Maryland and Maine are moving two pieces of legislation through their halls to keep their solar momentum going. Maine kills gross metering You may recall the previous governor of Maine Paul LePage working feverishly to charge solar customers more through a gross metering rate structure. In this setup, the PublicRead More

This report looks at the status of net metering and alternative rate designs across the U.S.

This report looks at the status of net metering and alternative rate designs across the U.S.

March 11, 2019 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

The National Regulatory Research Institute released a new study of actions by U.S. states to change distributed energy resources rate designs for the customer side of the meter. Review of State Net Energy Metering and Successor Rate Designs is a summary of the activity among state public utility commissions in findingRead More

DTE Energy’s rate case slashes home solar economics, pumps money into coal, is opposed by environmental groups

DTE Energy’s rate case slashes home solar economics, pumps money into coal, is opposed by environmental groups

January 30, 2019 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

The Michigan Environmental Council, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club are sounding the alarm on DTE Energy’s Rate Case, claiming it is “unprecedented in dollar amount, scope and spending flexibility.” DTE Energy has requested that the Commission approve a mechanism that would cover $2.8 billion in capital expenditures andRead More